Barren County Sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack identified

BARREN COUNTY, Ky. – The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that Navy Seaman 2nd Class Howard S. Magers was accounted for back in December. He had been assigned to the Battleship USS Oklahoma.

Magers was from the Merry Oaks Community in Barren County. On May 29th the 18-year-old sailor will be given a hero’s burial over the Memorial Day weekend in Smiths Grove.